Thank you to both the St David’s Foundation Healths Angels and the Donald D. Hammill Foundation for their recent grants of $2,000 each! Keeping your funds local will benefit many seniors in the Austin area.
THANK YOU for supporting us financially in 2012:
Austin Junior Forum selected Mobile Art as one of their projects for the 3rd year in a row! The SQLC Foundation provided us with a grant of $5,000. LCRA Employee’s United Charities (Lower Colorado River Authority) for supporting our programs with a check for $1,000! Burdine Johnson Foundation granted us $5,000 to support our programs! The Foundation also supports educational programs at the Blanton Museum of Art. Thank you to the Board of the Burdine Johnson Foundation for helping us improving the quality of life for seniors and disabled adults in the community by improving access to the arts. The Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, who’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for elderly persons and those with mental and physical disabilities, has given us a grant of $3,000 to support our programs. We are very honored to have their support! – March 2012
YNN reporter Jennifer Borget visited MAP at Heritage Park Skilled Nursing Center: http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/283861/life-in-action—mobile-art-program
MAP joined the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Dec. 2011 Founded in 1937, the Guild supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. The Guild fosters the creation and development of community arts education organizations by providing research and information resources, professional development, networking opportunities and funding, and by advocating on behalf of the field. MAP is honored to be a member!
JAN 2011: ANGEL IN THE COMMUNITY
The heart and soul of A Glimmer of Hope Austin is the love and compassion it has for young people and senior adults who suffer from exclusion, social injustice, neglect, abandonment and educational disadvantages. The foundation is committed to improving their lives by supporting initiatives that address imbalances in the areas of health care, education, life skills, fine arts, safety and basic needs. It achieves this by supporting – and working through – what it calls Angels in the Community. These angels have a passion to serve the disenfranchised and are working to make a positive difference in Austin through new and imaginative grassroots projects that empower youth and support seniors in East and South Austin.
Every year, A Glimmer of Hope selects one person to receive its Angel in the Community award. On January 20th, 2011, AGoH held it’s annual Angels in the Community Celebration during which our Founder and Executive Director, Theresa Bond Zelazny, received the honor and a $5,000 grant. AGoH was the first foundation to provide funding to MAP in 2008 with a $25,000 grant. MAP is grateful to David Porter, Phillip & Donna Berber, Rose Abeyta and all the staff of AGoH for their continued friendship and support of our program. For more information about AGoH please visit their website: http://www.aglimmerofhopeaustin.org/
MAY 2010: The Mutual of Omaha ‘aha’ moments campaign.
Theresa: “My aha moment would have to be when I saw how happy seniors become when they were able to sit and paint and express themselves creatively through art. It’s like watching a flower bloom – the fog of boredom is lifted and they come alive with excitement. Friendships are forged during the sessions which are extremely important to those who have been placed in a nursing homes. We want to change the way our community looks at seniors. They have wisdom and knowledge to share which is communicated through their art.”